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Blood Pressure Drug Increases Diabetes Risk

Patients with metabolic syndrome (a precursor to diabetes) who also have high blood pressure or hypertension should be wary of taking a class of drugs called thiazide-type diuretics (TZ) because it may increase their risk of developing diabetes, results of a new study say. Related terms:losartan plus verapamillosartan verapamil blood glucose metabolismlower high blood pressure […]

Camote Tops for Diabetes

Camote Tops, sweet potato tops or Talbos ng Kamote a green leafy vegetable which is basically the leaves of the camote plant, which grows practically in any backyard in the Philippines. Camote is common across the country and is often used as an alternative to rice by locals who live in typhoon belt areas as […]

Oral Antidiabetic Drugs in Pregnancy

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common medical conditions occurring during pregnancy. Diabetes in pregnancy may be either pre-existing type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus, or, more commonly, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). GDM is defined as carbohydrate intolerance first diagnosed during pregnancy. Based on this definition, GDM may actually represent a mix of […]

Hypertenstion Management

Clinical evidence has shown the necessity for the use of combination therapy, or the use of two or more antihypertensive agents, in the management of hypertension. Observations from major clinical trials in different kinds of patients, from elderly to stroke and diabetic patients, indicate that usually two agents are necessary to control the blood pressure […]

Top Ten Reasons on Not Losing Weight For Diabetics

Misis, tumaba na naman kayo.” “Doktora, hindi na nga po ako kumakain. Isang kutsarang kanin na lang sa tanghali at isang platitong salad na lang sa gabi. Nag wa-walking ako 30 minutes three times a week. Simula nang nagka-diabetes ako, tumaba na ako nang tumaba, doktora! Kahit anong gawin ko.” Related terms:tumaba na akogain weight […]

Combination Therapy in Hypertension Management

Treating hypertensive patients may leave a physician two ways of approaching the disease: monotherapy or combination therapy. Both are widely practiced by physicians across the globe and yet the question still remains: which is more appropriate to use in most conditions? Related terms:Hypertension management 2011: optimal combination therapyhypertension Management 2011 optimal combination therapycombination therapy of […]